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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Meade County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Meade_County,_Kentucky|Meade County]]''  
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Guide to '''Meade County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Meade County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymeade/ Meade Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Meade_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1823
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| founded date = December 17
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| seat wl = Brandenburg
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Meade County Courthouse, Brandenburg, Ky.]]  
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Meade County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] [http://countyclerk.meadecounty.ky.gov/ Meade County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 614;<br>Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614<br>Phone: 270.422.2152<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meade County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Andyville  
 
| Andyville  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Hillgrove  
 
| Hillgrove  
| Payneville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payneville,_Kentucky Payneville <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298670878078_13" />]
 
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| Battletown
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battletown,_Kentucky Battletown]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195541&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run&columns=*,0,0 Doe Run]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run|subject|disp=Doe Run}}
 
| Hughes Landing  
 
| Hughes Landing  
 
| Pilcher Landing
 
| Pilcher Landing
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| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Liberty  
 
| Liberty  
| Rhodelia
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodelia,_Kentucky Rhodelia]
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195539&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg&columns=*,0,0 Brandenburg]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg|subject|disp=Brandenburg}}
| Ekron  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekron,_Kentucky Ekron]
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Roberta
 
| Roberta
 
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| Brandenburg Station  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg,_Kentucky Brandenburg Station]
| Flaherty  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaherty,_Kentucky Flaherty]
 
| Lodale  
 
| Lodale  
 
| Rock Haven
 
| Rock Haven
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| Sirocco
 
| Sirocco
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195540&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Camp+Carlson&columns=*,0,0 Camp Carlson]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Camp+Carlson|subject|disp=Camp Carlson}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195542&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Grahamton&columns=*,0,0 Grahamton]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Grahamton|subject|disp=Grahamton}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=874325&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Midway&columns=*,0,0 Midway]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Midway|subject|disp=Midway}}
 
| Van Voorhis Manor
 
| Van Voorhis Manor
 
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| Cedar Flat  
 
| Cedar Flat  
| Guston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guston,_Kentucky Guston]
| Muldraugh  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muldraugh,_Kentucky Muldraugh]
 
| Wolf Creek
 
| Wolf Creek
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Perry County, Indiana|Perry County, Indiana]]
 
*[[Perry County, Indiana|Perry County, Indiana]]
  
== Resources  ===
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== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymeade.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymeade.png]]
  
=== African American  ====
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==== African American Research ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
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==== Biographies  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/meade.html Meade Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1070 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|354868|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4169&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Meade County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1070 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 4131
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| 1840= 5780
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| 1850= 7393
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| 1860= 8898
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| 1870= 9485
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| 1880= 10323
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| 1890= 9484
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| 1900= 10533
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| 1910= 9783
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| 1920= 9442
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| 1930= 8042
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| 1940= 8827
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| 1950= 9422
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| 1960= 18938
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| 1970= 18796
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| 1980= 22854
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| 1990= 24170
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| 2000= 26349
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| estimate= 27270
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| estyear= 2007
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| footnote=[http://ukcc.uky.edu/census/21163.txt Meade County, Kentucky census figures]
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/meade.html Meade Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=354868&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Meade++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
 
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4169&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Meade County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Alexander]''' Hardy, Stella Pickett. ''Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.'' New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=e1VlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7 Google Books] - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's). (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's)]] - CSA - Company E.
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1824-1932''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1824-1932)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Meade County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Meade County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517742}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Meade County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517743}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1853-1862''' - Meade County Marriage Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Meade County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517744}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1877''' - Meade County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch {{IGI|M517745}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted  =====
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195538&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Meade&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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==== Web Sites  ====
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Meade/ Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
  
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
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Revision as of 03:03, 8 July 2013

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Guide to Meade County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Meade County, Kentucky
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Founded December 17, 1823
County Seat Brandenburg
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Meade County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1824
1852
1830
1824
1824
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Meade County Courthouse
PO Box 614;
Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614
Phone: 270.422.2152[1]

History

Parent County

1823--Meade County was created 17 December 1823 from Breckinridge and Hardin Counties.  
County seat: Brandenburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1974--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Andyville Concordia Hillgrove Payneville
Battletown Doe Run Hughes Landing Pilcher Landing
Beechland Eastwood Hills Liberty Rhodelia
Brandenburg Ekron Lickskillet Roberta
Brandenburg Station Flaherty Lodale Rock Haven
Buck Grove Garrett Maples Corner Sirocco
Camp Carlson Grahamton Midway Van Voorhis Manor
Cedar Flat Guston Muldraugh Wolf Creek
Cold Springs Haysville Oolite

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18304,131
18405,78039.9%
18507,39327.9%
18608,89820.4%
18709,4856.6%
188010,3238.8%
18909,484−8.1%
190010,53311.1%
19109,783−7.1%
19209,442−3.5%
19308,042−14.8%
19408,8279.8%
19509,4226.7%
196018,938101.0%
197018,796−0.7%
198022,85421.6%
199024,1705.8%
200026,3499.0%
Est. 200727,2703.5%
Meade County, Kentucky census figures

For tips on accessing Meade County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

  • [Alexander] Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at Google Books - free.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Meade County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Meade County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Meade County, Kentucky:

- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's) - CSA - Company E.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Meade County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Meade County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Meade County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Meade County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Meade County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517741 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Meade County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517742 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Meade County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517743 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1853-1862 - Meade County Marriage Index 1853-1862. Batch M517741 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Meade County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517744 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1877 - Meade County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch M517745 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meade County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.